Permanent Exhibits


The Early History Room showcases Native American history, the stories of early settlers, a railroad exhibit, logging and milling in the Lowell area.
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The Retail and Industry Room explores the histories of businesses and industries that made Lowell their base. From a cutter factory, to a button factory that used clam shells from the river, to local dairies, this room shows the stories of Lowell’s businesses.

The Showboat Room is devoted to telling the history of the Lowell Showboat, the symbolic heart of our community. Photographs, souvenirs, costumes, models and videos showcase the exciting history of the boat.

The Victorian Dining Room and Parlor are furnished to show how homes in the 1870s would have looked. This house was built by Robert Graham in 1873 in a duplex style for his family on one side, and his in laws on the other. It later became home to the Library and then Lowell’s YMCA as well before becoming the Lowell Area Historical Museum.